The Great Re-Think

A four-part series of webinars led by Colin Tudge

hosted by The Pari Center,
The Scientific and Medical Network
, and the College for Real Farming and Food Cultur

With special guests Andrew Fellows, Denise Walton, Ian Rappel and Ruby Reed

2 Sessions each Saturday –  April 17 and 24, 2021

10:00 – 12:00 pm BST and 3:00 – 5:00 pm BST
11:00 – 1:00 pm CEST and 4:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

All sessions are live, recordings will be available for any sessions you can not attend.

Though the world is now in a dreadful state and popes and scientists warn of impending collapse, humanity and our fellow creatures could still be looking forward to a long and glorious future: at least a million years of peace and personal fulfilment with abundant and diverse wildlife. But to achieve this we need to re-think everything we do and take for granted from first principles—those of morality and ecology, both rooted in the all-but forgotten discipline of metaphysics which embraces both science and religion. The re-think and re-structuring amount to nothing less than a Renaissance—more far-reaching than the Renaissance that ended the European Middle Ages. Furthermore, this new Renaissance must be brought about by us—people at large: Ordinary Joes and Jos. The dominant oligarchy of governments, corporates, financiers, and their chosen intellectual and expert advisers are not on the case. They remain focused on wealth and power. It’s a tall order—but there is good news. Many millions of individuals and organizations worldwide are already showing the way. What’s needed now is coordination, underpinned by a coherent philosophy. The Great Re-Think does not presume to provide sure-fire formulae. It does aspire to point the necessary discussions in the right directions. Colin will be discussing the whole thesis with expert guests, and invites all participants to join in a lively discussion, ask questions or add comments.

Saturday April 17
The Goal 
with Andrew Fellows

Saturday April 17
with Denise Walton

Saturday April 24

with Ian Rappel

Saturday April 24
with Ruby Reed

The Great Re-Think: A 21st Century Renaissance by biologist and science writer Colin Tudge. 

Winner of the Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year Award, 2020

Colin examines why we must re-think everything we do and take for granted—the biosphere, agriculture, food, technology, governance, the economy, law, science, metaphysics, the arts—and start again from first principles. If we want the Renaissance to happen, then we, people-at-large, ‘Ordinary Joes and Jos,’ have to take control. 

Buy the companion book to the series from bookstores or Pari Publishing.To buy Colin’s Book:

Colin Tudge is a biologist by education (Peterhouse, Cambridge) and a writer by inclination and by trade. For some decades he worked for World Medicine, Farmers Weekly, New Scientist, and the much-missed Agricultural and Food Research Council, and then had his own science programme on BBC Radio 3 before becoming a full-time author in 1990. In 2010 he co-founded the Oxford Real Farming Conference which in 2021 becomes ‘ORFC Global’; and he is now helping to set up the College for Real Farming and Food Culture to develop and disseminate the ideas outlined in The Great Re-Think: A 21st Century Renaissance, which was named Book of the Year 2020 by the Scientific and Medical Network.